The newly released, GOLF Advisor Golfers’ Choice rankings of the “Best of South Carolina” named the Top 25 golf courses in the Palmetto State open to the public according to ratings and reviews.
For those in the know, it was no surprise that the Olde English District of South Carolina was well represented in the ranking of the state’s finest public golf experiences. “The OED,” as it is more popularly referred to, is a land where the famed golfing Sandhills to the north meet the Lowcountry to the south and east. It is a place where small towns, medium prices and big-name golf course architects blend together.
Most of the golf in the area is situated along the stretch of Interstate 77 from Rock Hill to Columbia, S.C. With 18 golf courses in this region alone and many others in the near surrounding area, it is an ideal place to settle in for two days, three days or even a week. A visit to the Olde English District can begin in a number of locations, but the unquestionable “capital” of the district is Rock Hill/York County, located a swift and easy 30 minutes south of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
At No. 3 on the Golf Advisor list was the Tom Jackson-designed Cheraw Golf Club in Cheraw, S.C., which was built around 309-acre Lake Juniper, as part of the Cheraw State Park. At No. 14 was the Bruce Brodsky-designed Edgewater Golf Club in Lancaster, S.C., followed closely at No. 18 by Cobblestone Park Golf Club (Gold Course) in Blythewood, S.C. — home to the University of South Carolina Gamecock golf teams and a Palmetto State stalwart.
GOLF Advisor’s annual lists of the best golf courses in the United States boast a new name too – Golfers’ Choice. The website’s most-popular and most-anticipated lists are determined by recreational golfers who shared their reviews throughout the year with the online destination for traveling golfers who frequent destinations such as upstate South Carolina.
Unlike golf course rankings published by industry insiders who have access to golf courses the public may never have the opportunity to play, GOLF Advisor’s Golfers’ Choice lists are totally consumer-driven – by recreational golfers, for recreational golfers. Ages, handicaps and budgets of golfers using the website run the gamut, so the nearly 1 million reviews GOLF Advisor has accumulated showcase the golf course characteristics that are the most important to avid golfers across the country.
South Carolina’s Olde English District provides everything the adventurous traveler could want. Once there, however, make sure to take your time staying and playing. Go exploring, both on and off the fairways. You won’t leave disappointed. For 2020 golf package information please visit OldeEnglishGolf.com